come-to-Jesus moment


come-to-Je·​sus moment
variants or come to Jesus moment
plural come-to-Jesus moments or come to Jesus moments
: a moment of sudden realization, comprehension, or recognition that often precipitates a major change
Many patients emerge from illness having had a come-to-Jesus moment that reorients their thinking.James Hamblin
… I had … a come-to-Jesus moment with myself. I remember thinking, "What will you regret if you don't try?" So I went after my dream …Dianne Derby

Examples of come-to-Jesus moment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There needed to be a come-to-Jesus moment recognizing everybody can’t do everything. Peter Biskind, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1999, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of come-to-Jesus moment was in 1999

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“Come-to-Jesus moment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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